PRE-PAckED GROCERY BAG PICKUP
2:30 UNTIL 6:00PM
Saturday, June 6
11:30AM - 2:00PM
Centre Street Food Pantry
Our mission is to provide consistent access to nutritious food
with kindness and dignity.
We welcome and serve residents of Newton and our neighbors in
Brookline, Brighton, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, West Roxbury
We are open:
Tuesday 6/2 2:30-6PM
Saturday 6/6 11:30AM-2PM
if you have an emergency need
for food or other assistance.
WE WANT ALL OF OUR SHOPPERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO STAY HEALTHY.
WE NOW HAVE AN OUTDOOR OPERATION WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP.
WE PROVIDE PRE-PACKED BAGS OF COLD AND FROZEN FOODS AS WELL AS PRODUCE AND DRY GOODS.
WE ACCEPT NEW FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
AS WELL AS THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED WITH US.
WE ASK THAT NEW FAMILIES FILL OUT OUR PANTRY REGISTRATION FORM.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR A REFERRAL SIGNATURE OR INCOME ELIGIBILITY AT THIS TIME.
It Takes a Village
Our "village" includes Food, Funds and (volunteer) Friends.
Our new Kids Club "Fill a Bag" initiative is open for any individual, group or organization who can donate twelve (12) or more grocery bags filled with kid-friendly foods.
Our numbers have doubled and so have our costs. We operate due to the generosity of our community and we are ever grateful for your support!
Volunteers working together in different ways keep our doors open and food in the cupboards of hundreds of families every month.
Many local businesses support us and those we serve through their generous donations of goods as well as financial contributions. We want to acknowledge them and ask you to support them in return!
We do our best to make sure our shoppers have healthy choices. We bring in 2,500 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for our shoppers to take home each week. We follow USDA Healthy Eating Guidelines so our shoppers always find lean protein, dairy, and whole grain choices in our pantry.
Monica, Centre Street Shopper
"I just finished chemo for cancer. Some weeks I can carry my own groceries and some weeks I can’t. Everyone helps me out. Everyone here is super-crazy nice. I’m grateful to be a poor person in Newton. I grew up in Brookline so I didn’t realize what services were available when you run into a financial or health crises. I’m lucky to be here.” Monica's favorite Centre Street item to pick up is our fresh produce. “I love the perfectly ripe tomatoes — the ones you have today.”